Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows
Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez
AirDance New Mexico is a company of
multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media theatrical works. AirDance productions incorporate
trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local composers and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek
to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops in the aerial arts and related disciplines for children and adults at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The company is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization, both at our facility and at yours. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight
Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer
AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
COMING SOON ...
FLYING MONKEYS IN SPACE!
AirDance New Mexico Junior Company in an all-new show
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30 am **SCHOOL SHOW**
Free to school children, teachers, chaperones, and seniors 60+ years
$5 all remaining seats Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm
$5 all seats at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW
Now starting its third year, the Flying Monkeys, aka the AirDance New Mexico Junior Company, is taking on the theme of OUTER SPACE for its spring production. More information as the high- and low-flying show develops! Attendees of our Junior Company show get a fabulous discount on our Senior Company show the very same weekend!
AirDance New Mexico Senior Company in an all-new show with live music!
Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 8 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 pm at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW $5-$15 admission
In 2016 the adults of AirDance New Mexico produced a show sporting masks and another all about Shakespeare. (Yeah, that guy!) Now we're looking at great visual artists for inspiration and the effect of pentimento, when newer layers of paint fade or peel away to reveal an older painting underneath. Oooh, such rich metaphor! More information coming in March.
Meanwhile, take a gander at this highlight reel of our 2016 critically acclaimed shows. (Popular with audiences, too!) Videography by Aaron Hendren. Editing by Joanna Furgal. Music by string quartet, The Venus Rings, under the direction of Monica Demarco.
UP, UP AND AWAY
Our semi-annual student showcase and community art fair
Saturday, May 20, 2016, 1-4 pm at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW $5 suggested donation
Twice a year AirDance New Mexico hosts a showcase and community art fair to show off the talents of our students, young and not-so-much, and to highlight the artisans of Albuquerque and surrounding areas at our South Valley home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The atmosphere is informal, festive, and supportive! Plus there is food, music, cool stuff to buy, and a raffle!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! As of February 14, 2017, we can officially declare our first-ever online fundraiser, the High-Flying Fives Campaign, a success! We reached our goal to raise $750 to fund our Outreach Program, mostly one person and $5 at a time - with a few lovely souls giving more as they could. Thank you, thank you to all our contributors!
We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization and can use donations all year long. If you would like to donate time, money, or other resources, please check out our SUPPORT page.
Please visit our INSTRUCTION page which lists our offerings for the upcoming session.
In addition to our popular Monday and Wednesday Aerial Arts classes, we will continue with the new "Cleanditioning" class every other Tuesday, helping you smooth out those troublesome spots of your aerial technique. Plus, new company member Gina Shorten will offer a Saturday morning Capo-Contemporary class, open to all movement levels. Also, we continue with two classes for kids, Mondays and Saturdays.
INSTRUCTION page also lists rates for private and semi-private lessons, available by appointment.
Photography by Joanna Furgal
Monica Demarco, Gina Shorten, and Christina Cavaleri in the chandelyra featured in November's This Above All. And the Fighting and Flying Anti-Heroes of HeroQuest, our Junior Company's fabulous October 2016 show! Thanks and more thanks to the casts, musicians, crews, volunteers and to our very appreciative audiences!!
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AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998
circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything
from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are
you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau
could change your mind about the art form."
New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.